Join us for a leasurely twilight walk through the Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center. We will begin the night by partaking in casual potluck.
Please bring your favorite, desert, snack or drink to share. Then we will take an exclusive walk through Madrona Marsh as the sun sets. This is a rare opportunity to see some of the unique and seldom seen nightlife of the marsh.
The Madrona Marsh Preserve is thought to be one of the last remaining vernal freshwater marshes in Los Angeles County. In the years since California’s discovery by the Europeans, development has removed virtually all of our wetlands. Migratory water fowl populations are less than 50% of what they were in 1900. Many species are now designated as threatened or endangered. The Preserve is a mix of several micro-habitats including back dune, coastal prairie, alkali margin, vernal pool and vernal marsh area and is situated within the greater El Segundo Sand Dune System. The fine sand particles of this ancient dune system have been carried from the coastal dunes by winds for thousands of years. Each of the The Preserve’s habitats house their own specially adapted native plants species.
Please Bring your own plate and cup(BYOP) to minimize trash sent to the landfill.